The first option is beneficial for models usually working in developing/less developed countries who can’t afford to buy their own computer or install a high speed internet connection. The downside for these models is that their studio manager will take a significant cut of their earnings to cover their costs, usually around 30-40% or even 50% of their final earnings.
Secondly we have models working at home through well established webcam site networks such as LiveJasmin, Streamate and InternetModeling. Usually models from Western Europe, the USA, Canada etc tend to choose this option. It gives these webcam models the freedom to work from home, whenever they want, for how long as they want and get paid a structured salary too.
Thirdly, is for webcam models to work with a popular and well established online webcam studio, such as modelingonline82. The benefits of working with an online studio are that you still get to choose when and for how long you want to work for and also get to work from home. Unlike working in an actual physical studio you will only get charged a minimal 10% for the online studio to cover costs. The online studio will also help you to set up your preferred payment method, something which you would not get any help with if you chose the second option and give you help with any technical issues.
The last option is to work at home using your own website to attract customers. I would recommend this option for well established webcam models who already have a large fan base. The major benefit is that you will receive 100% of your earnings. However the hard part is the fact that you will be responsible for driving traffic to your website, marketing and advertising etc.
In summary, I would say that the first option is the least desirable due to the fact that models will receive the least commission and earnings. The fourth option is the best financially however it is very hard to start-up and would only be recommended for experienced webcam models. For new or part time webcam models I would definitely recommend options two and three. Option three would be more suitable for less technically savvy webcam models. Both options give you the freedom to work at home and you don’t have to worry about marketing or advertising at all!